Bulerias
Bulerias

Bulerias

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buleriastapas.com/
  • Phone: 7734042855x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Please Call the restaurant at 773.404.BULL(2855) if you do not see availability on open table for a certain day and time.

    Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00am – 12:00pm,
    Thursday - Friday: 11:00am – 1:30am,
    Saturday: 11:00am – 2:30am

    OPEN LUNCH EVERY DAY @ 11AM.
    OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR INCLUDING ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waveland
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bulerias
Please Call 773.404.BULL(2855) if you do not see availability on open table for a certain day and time.
Welcome to Bulerías Tapas Bar. Authentic cuisine from Spain Europe. The word 'Bulerías' is rooted in the country of Spain and is most commonly used to reference a fast rhythmic form of the Art of Flamenco Dancing. The Bulerías is tradtionally the finale to a flamenco performance. As a flamenco performer, performing the Bulerías, AND as a spectator, watching the Bulerías being performed - whether performing or watching - The Bulerías, will demand of you a fun, energetic, passionate, happy experience. It is this experience that we at Bulerías Tapas are committed to deliver to every person that walks into our doors. We want you to feel our fun ambiance, absorb the energy of our staff, taste the passion in our food, and when you have concluded your experience with us for the evening, most of all, we are crazy about wanting to make you happy. Bulerías Happy!!!:)™©®
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Bulerias reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (8)special occasion (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I felt the service left a lot to be desired, but the tapas were the best I've had in Chicago. There was not one item I tried which I did not like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Tapas
    khfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything we ordered was very good. The Sangria was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicago Tapas done right
    bpowVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Bulerias' food is delicious. It's not contrived or overly fancy. Just done right. The flavors are outstanding and the portions are perfect for sharing. The two standouts were the mushrooms (garlicky and addictive) and the steak (juicy and flavorful). Everything else was definitely a contender. You pretty much can't go wrong. The only downfall was the slow and strange service. The whole patio seemed a little miffed but the Sangria pitcher kept us occupied while we waited for each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Girl's Night Out!
    GGiannosVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We celebrated a number of birthdays at Buleria's one summer evening. The service and food was delicious. I've had tapas many times before but I have to say, Buleria's was one of the best! Their paella is amazing! Sangria just perfect. All my friends enjoyed it as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Tapas for our Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Just back from Spain less than 6 months ago and the food is at least as exciting and well prepared! Service at the hostess stand was a bit slow and we had a reservation, but the atmosphere, our server & the outstanding food more than made up for it. I plan to be a regular. Great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is great!
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    You can't go wrong with this menu. Everything is delicious! I especially love the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Great Setting
    CHIMOMSTYLE
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Loved the food, ambience and service at Bulerias, It's a wonderful addition to the neighborhood!! Great wine and cocktails as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Bulerias reviews archive.
  • Terrible Service, OK food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A group of 9 of us went to Bulerias to celebrate a birthday. The food was ok. The paella was mushy and did not have that crunch that makes paella so delicious. And the service was about as bad as it gets. While our waitress was nice, she was clearly very overwhelmed. Multiple times, the food runners delivered the wrong food to our table. We also asked for one paella without seafood due to an allergy, but the kitchen put calamari in it. After we hadn't received a few items after waiting 2+ hours, we decided to cancel the order. The manager did come to our table and offered to take one of the paellas off of our bill. That is nice, but I think they could have done a lot more to turn our experience around. They really need to get it together.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok
    MichaelScottVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The food was hit and miss. The scallops with bacon were very good. Every dish with potatoes was terrible. The patatas bravas were particularly bad: a nicely flavored but sodden heap of goo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner and 1/2 price pitcher of sangria (Tuesday night). It was a slow night...just my table and one other were full when we got there at 8:15 - maybe because the Blackhawks were playing that night?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great place
    funtravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great tapas place with good service.try the bacon wrapped dates
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to Bulerias twice
    erin
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I've been to Bulerias twice now. First time was when it just opened up, and there was plenty of tables open on a Friday night. Now, after being open for a while now Bulerias has definitely grown in popularity. I made a reservation for 6 at 8:30 for a Friday night. Once we arrived (a few minutes early), we didn't get seated for another hour. I understand, even with a reservation you might still have to wait a little bit to get seated. But waiting an HOUR is a little bit unacceptable. There was another party that had a reservation at 8:30, and they, too, had to wait about an hour to get seated. I've read similar complaints about this happening at Bulerias... so I guess this happens a lot. Food is pretty good though! Not amazing, but good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Ok service
    Nomnomnom
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food was great! However, the overall service was not the best. Upon entering the restaurant, which really does have an awkward layout, there was a sign that said to see the bartender to be seated. We went up a few stairs to the bartender and she sent us back down to the front door. We waited about 5 minutes before seeing a girl who was wandering around. I had to ask if she worked at the restaurant and explain the situation and only then where we seated. We were seated downstairs, which is what most other reviewers recommended. It was really nice considering it was in the lower level. However, it was still rather loud for what most reviewers claimed was the quite seating option. It must be really loud upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Bacon Wrapped Dates!
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The Bacon Wrapped Dates are probably my favorite thing to eat in ALL of Chicago. They are prepared perfectly, and the extra touch of goat cheese is mouthwatering! Everything else is wonderful too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I just went for the first time last weekend, but it may already be my favorite tapas place in Chicago. They have great specials every day, the sangria and food are fantastic, and you should definitely come in on a birthday or anniversary for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIFTY FIFTY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Half the recipes taste authentic and half like American fast food. Calamari a la Plancha was exquisite; Montaditos de Seta was the most authentic (and excellent). Tortilla Espanol had mashed potato (or cream or something) that pushed it into the realm of idiosyncratic, although still in the bullring. Pinchos tasted like the chicken had been frozen -- dry, bland -- the kind of American food mistake usually covered up with lots of bbq sauce -- you would only find this in the scuzziest tapas bars in Madrid. Croquetas were over-breaded and overcooked -- a big crunch -- like the Kentucky Fried Chicken Tenders. You would never find this anywhere in Spain except in McDonalds. The wine list is strong, and authentic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful place
    stellakatt
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I had a great experience at Bulerias. Great service, amazing value (get the mussels-only $9.10 for around 20 mussels), and even better sangria! I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Tapas
    KatyOVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The space was incredibly small. I'm not a fan of having to move my chair and feeling in the way every time a waiter or another table gets up. We waited for over 20 minutes for the first tapas to get to the table. The three tapas that we ordered, were actually very tasty. We had the goat cheese croquettes, a beef/manchego toast and the shrimp with garlic...all delicious. We ordered the Paella con Todos, which we knew would take about 45 minutes, so we were prepared to wait for that. When we got the dish though, every bite tasted like fish. I couldn't eat it. My boyfriend ate it since he was hungry, but I opted to stay hungry vs. eating the fishy Paella. Ah well. Hopefully another good tapas spot will open up by us soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good local tapas
    Bannon021VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for the first time after seeing it dozens of times. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a smaller restaurant, there is actually a large seating area downstairs that we didn't even know existed. We tried ~4 tapas, wine and sangria. All of the tapas were good- I wouldn't say great. Our favorite was the dates wrapped in bacon, while the spicy potatoes were our least favorite-- they were essentially a big container of hash browns with a dipping sauce. I'd recommend this restaurant for a reasonably priced, local option.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun tapas place!
    AlexisfVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    This place is wonderful! I went for the first time last week and can't wait to return. The food is wonderful and not overpriced. The flavor combinations are outstanding. Definitely order the bacon wrapped dates and the red wine sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but LOUD
    tracyfletch
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Great food, fun ambiance but very loud. I had to shout in order for others across the table to hear me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was not great. There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food was not great. There are much better Spanish tapas places; I wouldn't go back there for the food. And the sangria tasted like juice. Overall not a good place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite tapas restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Since finding this gem a few weeks ago, my husband & I have brought many of our friends and family back so they can see/taste what we've been raving about. It is definitely our new favorite tapas restaurant in Chicago. Absolutely delicious food (try the Carne en Tostada - one of our favs) & pretty generous portions, as well. I'd recommend trying to get a table downstairs, it is more intimate and quieter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was good
    EmilyK
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Bulerias is in the neighborhood, and a friend recommended it to us. The ambiance was very nice. Everything we had, from the wine, to the tapas, to the cappuccino was really good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.